definitive prosthesis


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de·fin·i·tive pros·the·sis

a dental prosthesis to be used over a prescribed period of time.

definitive prosthesis

a permanent prosthetic device that replaces an immediate-fit appliance such as a pylon. In some cases a definitive prosthesis is used only when full weight-bearing on an artificial limb is feasible, which may follow amputation by 6 weeks or longer.

de·fin·i·tive pros·the·sis

(dĕ-fini-tiv pros-thēsis)
Dental appliance to be used over a prescribed period of time.

de·fin·i·tive pros·the·sis

(dĕ-fini-tiv pros-thēsis)
Dental appliance to be used over a prescribed period of time, usually long term.
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The trend in decrease of change in residual limb volume can perhaps be helpful in determining the best moment for fitting a definitive prosthesis.
In this case report it was planned to fabricate an interim acrylic guiding flange to achieve an stable and an acceptable maxillomandibular relationship for the patients before proceeding with definitive prosthesis.
Obturators replacing resected hard and soft palates may be classified and defined as follows: (1) a surgical obturator is an immediate prosthesis fabricated preoperatively and inserted at the time of surgery; (2) a treatment obturator is the interim appliance that the patient wears during the convalescent or healing period(temporary prosthesis and has to be revised periodically as the defect heals); (2) and (3) a definitive prosthesis after sufficient healing takes place(3-4 months post surgically, depending on the case).